Inducements Unsurpassed: Kentucky Offers Horsemen a Golden Harvest for Fall Racing.; Close to 50,000 to Be Distributed in Stakes and Purses., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-20


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INDUCEMENTS UNSURPASSED Kentucky Offers Horsemen a Golden Harvest for Fall Racing Close to 350000 to Be Dis ¬ tributed in Stakes and Purses BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYSARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS X Y Ausust 19 Be ¬ fore departure for Ills lionie in Versailles Ky Monday foniier Senator Johnson X Camden cliair mnn of thi Kentucky State Racing CoinniissioR and president of the Kentucky Jockey Club gave it out that the purses at Lexington for the fall meet ¬ ing would average 800 to each race exclusive of stakes and that the purses at Churchill Downs would average 1000 and those at Latonia would average 1200 1200These These will he the largest purses ever run for in Kentucky during i fall term of racing and ar i substantial increase over those of last fall The total amount that will be given in stakes and imrsis during tiie thirtyeight days that racing will be conducted at Lexington Louisville and La tonia is 341000 Last fall Lexingtons average per day amounted to 5841 and this year the daily purse money will average 6443 an Increase of SOOV daily Chjjrchjll Jjpjyjjs will havgjin average of 8111 an agalnst a daily average of 7500 last fall Latonlas increase over last fall is the most pronounced Lust year there was a daily distribu ¬ tion of 0937 but next fall there will be a daily average of 8973 or a net increase of 2036 daily Additional earnings by horsemen will accrue from entrance and starting fees in stakes and purses for the iibovc money will be added by the associa ¬ tions tionsHOESEMEN HOESEMEN TO SHAKE PROSPERITY PROSPERITYCommenting Commenting on the liberal policy of the Ken ¬ tucky Jockey Club of offering a substantial in ¬ crease next fall over former years general man ¬ ager Matt J Winn who is here in the interests of the Kentucky tracks stated that it was his aim to afford opportunity for horsemen to share JM the prosperity of the Kentucky turf and that from time to time as the emergency comes there will lie substantial added prizes for owners While tin daily averages of purse money have been set for the different tracks it does not necessarily follow that it will be adhered to strictly for every effort will be made to secure features attractive to our patrons and whenever there is a demand for a meeting of special racing stars extra inducements will be offered their owners ownersI I have in view at present a race that will probably result in a meeting at Latonia of such cracks as J E Wideners Xaturalist Commander 3 K L Ross Cudgel and Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sun Briar A sweepstakes at a mile or over be ¬ tween this trio would be a turf feature long re ¬ membered and I would unhesitatingly add 10000 to t any other sporting arrangement that the owners would make among themselves I have already informed trainer Tom Welch who Handles Naturalist of the 10000 offer for his charge to meet Cudgel and Sun Briar and the proposition may result fruitfully Cudgel and Sun Briar are among those entered in Kentucky fall stakes and will no loubt be oh hand to fill their engagements As they will bt on the grounds there is every prospect that their owners will consent to race them in a special such as I propose It will be the policy of the Kentucky Jockey Club to cut to the cloth ind be unsparing in their effort and money to stage Hie best that is in racing and bring to Kentucky vory noted star in the country

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